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    Les Paul Forum Member Tele52's Avatar
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    It's a Special day!



    I'm now to proud owner of two new Specials. I hadn't planned to buy two. But they were too damn cheap to pass up. I'm favoring the DC, the pickups sound great. I'm going to put in 500K pots, Oil and paper caps, 50's wiring. And I'll see how that sounds. Maybe Lollars and wiring in the SC, but not right away. I can honestly tell you, I put my CC's in the safe. I think I'll block Gibson and the 20 Music stores that email me "deals"
    Well at least the cards are locked up.

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    Les Paul Forum Member DHBucker's Avatar
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    Re: It's a Special day!

    Nice pair there dude! I dig it! Congrats.

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    Re: It's a Special day!

    Great score.
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    Re: It's a Special day!

    Congrats on the pair!
    Did you get the SC from MF? I bought a gloss yellow from them last week for $679. Should be here tomorrow. I'll post pics this weekend.

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    Re: It's a Special day!

    Quote Originally Posted by stratovarious View Post
    Congrats on the pair!
    Did you get the SC from MF? I bought a gloss yellow from them last week for $679. Should be here tomorrow. I'll post pics this weekend.
    I got them both from MF, They lowered the DC $300.00 to $999.99, Then they lowered the SC to $799.99, then I had a $100.00 coupon, so that was $699.99. You did better than me by $20.00. Good job, These were $2000.00 list, what a bargain. But man, I can't afford anymore bargains. But it sure is fun to swap back and forth, there's something I like about each of them. The SC has a little meaner bark. I like these Gibson P-90's!

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    Re: It's a Special day!

    I love the neck p/u on a special.

    congrats..nice score.

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    Re: It's a Special day!

    Hey Tele52, mine came in yesterday.

    Even though the color description says "gloss yellow" you can still see the wood grain, much like TV yellow.

    This ebony board's grain is not as tight as my LPC, so I'm not sure type of ebony they used.

    Love the P90's and for $679 I've got no complaints. This is going to be a fun guitar to have around!

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    Re: It's a Special day!

    Congrat's !! . (It never rains in California)
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    Les Paul Forum Member Tele52's Avatar
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    Re: It's a Special day!

    Quote Originally Posted by stratovarious View Post
    Hey Tele52, mine came in yesterday.

    Even though the color description says "gloss yellow" you can still see the wood grain, much like TV yellow.

    This ebony board's grain is not as tight as my LPC, so I'm not sure type of ebony they used.

    Love the P90's and for $679 I've got no complaints. This is going to be a fun guitar to have around!
    I love TV yellow, the term gloss yellow scared me. That looks great. I was looking at your guitar and my wife said, Oh, that's a pretty guitar. I like the yellow. These guitars are the deal of the year for $699.99, or even $799.99. I'm liking the Gibson P-90's, but the pots and caps gotta go.

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    Re: It's a Special day!

    Are they using P90s now, or still the P100 stacked humbuckers.?
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    Les Paul Forum Member Tele52's Avatar
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    Re: It's a Special day!

    Quote Originally Posted by D'Mule View Post
    Are they using P90s now, or still the P100 stacked humbuckers.?
    p-90's

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    Re: It's a Special day!

    Well, I sent the DC back. For the money I saved I ordered Lollars, and pots and caps, I think this is going to be a nice guitar.

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    Re: It's a Special day!

    I put the Lollars in, -5% for the neck, reg. wind bridge, that was suggested by a really nice fellow i talked to at Lollars. 500K CTS pots, vintage O&P caps. Pro set up, these little guitar plays and sounds great. A quality guitar for under a grand.

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